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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has opened up on how a talk with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard convinced him to remain at the club in January.
According to Giroud, Lampard promised to give him more game time if he remains at Chelsea and he admits the boss has kept to his word.
Giroud told Chelsea’s official website: “I was supposed to leave in the January transfer window because I wasn’t playing much and I needed more game time to make the France squad for Euro 2020.
“I very nearly left the club but I really think that God wanted me to stay at Chelsea.
“The manager told me that he couldn’t let me leave because he didn’t have anyone to replace me.
“Everyone knows what happened so I won’t go back over it but the coach spoke to me privately and told me that he’d give more games.
“He kept his word and what then mattered to me was proving to him that he could count on me when I was called upon.”